March 27, 2020
Word of the day: 19, but they couldn’t reach him because of the crowd. So they went up to the roof and took off some tiles. Then they lowered the sick man on his mat down into the crowd, right in front of Jesus. 20 Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the man, “Young man, your sins are forgiven.” Luke 5:19-20 NLT
There is such a thing as risky faith. How are you willing to go risking your confidence in your situation? What is happening here is a man ready to a risk for a sick man. This young man is showing a massive amount of faith doing what he is doing. Are you willing to risk it for a friend to help with their situation through giving, a listening ear, or time? A lot of us don’t show that risk for our fellow beings. Instead, we run the opposite way or say we can’t help. If you believe Jesus is not watching, you are kidding yourself. Taking the risk of your faith shows your real faith. Today, some essential workers are risking themselves with this virus. If that is not a step of faith and courage, I don’t know what is. These are the risks they take. They can easily say, I don’t want any part of this and be selfish. Think about that today. Remember, there is no obstacle to seek Jesus.
Father, thank you for our fellowship. I pray today for essential workers that are risking it to provide. It is a leap of faith, regardless if they believe in you or not. Those that don’t think so will not see it yet. We can’t encourage everyone to be a Christian, but we can be a shining example to lead the way. I pray your hands over those that can’t stay home to put your hands over them in protection. You can protect like no other. Thank you for your love. In Jesus’ name. Amen!